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We’ve all had Jehovah’s Witnesses come to our door. Sometimes, creative ideas are needed in order to avoid standing in the doorway for 20 minutes while being proselytized to.

We’ve all had Jehovah’s Witnesses come to our door. Sometimes, creative ideas are needed in order to avoid standing in the doorway for 20 minutes while being proselytized to.

This guy has pretty much solved that problem in a simplistic and brilliant way. No rudeness, no aggressive theological debates, no answering the door naked; just two simple words.

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  1. Dave

    November 15, 2013 at 2:53 am

    I tell them I am a practicing witch and they leave me alone.

    • Jayme Stephens

      December 2, 2013 at 5:29 am

      Me too! And I really am, so when I answer I’m wearing the pentacle I never take off. the same one didn’t come back twice ,but a few years later a new one showed up. I asked him if he was here for the orgy or the sacrifice, or both. Never saw one leave faster.

  2. GroidNificent

    November 15, 2013 at 4:57 am

    So he says he is gay? That’s what i got out of it.

    • Kim

      November 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      You got it… he said he was gay and they went away. Go Religion! lol

    • Seb Rod

      December 2, 2013 at 5:03 am

      OMG, Groid. You’re a riot!

  3. jim hopper

    November 15, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Lovely. So how do I get to see this? No link.

  4. Mary

    November 15, 2013 at 5:22 am

    I think they were two Korean ladies looking for a Korean lady in the neighborhood. They asked him if his wife was a Korean.
    Dude they were just lost.

    • Cecilia E Long

      November 16, 2013 at 11:49 am

      ya, thats what I got out of it as well. The things about Mormons and Jehovahs.. they would not send people who dont speak the language to do door to door.

      • anitachula

        December 2, 2013 at 6:53 am

        We get non-English speaking JW is our neighborhood every weekend.

    • Tiffaney Siriouthay

      November 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Yeah they looked lost and they even exited with a bow as in to say Thank You ..this post need to come down

      • D'Arcy Mann

        December 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm

        “looking for… Korean family…”

        “Who is a family? me and my husband.”

        yeah, they were just lost. I don’t know what this video has to do with JWs.

    • Rich Parker

      November 20, 2013 at 2:37 am

      My husbands last name is Lee. I think that is why she ask if I had a Korean wife

  5. Synn

    November 15, 2013 at 6:41 am

    This is stupid.

    There’s no brilliance in that. He simply just might be gay. What an idiotic post.

    • David H.

      November 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Jehovahs Witnesses are very exclusionary when it comes to gay people joining their church AND they have a reputation for being extremely tenacious in their door-to-door recruitment. The fact that this man used their own bigotry against them is what makes it brilliant.

      • Le Boogair

        December 7, 2014 at 9:39 am

        Some people just don’t use as much of their brains as they should.

  6. Bob

    November 15, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I just smile, say no thank you, and close the door…

  7. Skip Moreland

    November 15, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I just usually say I am an atheist and goodbye. Most religious people don’t try debating theology with me.

  8. Por Quepyne

    November 15, 2013 at 7:54 am

    And listening to The Tubes as well. Rock on, dude!

  9. Dick Henry

    November 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Can’t understand a word spoken. Video posting leaves the hearing impaired unsatisfied. Please post transcripts! 🙂

    • G Hinson White

      November 20, 2013 at 4:02 am

      LOL..I’m with you. These old ears couldn’t make out what he was saying.

  10. Jim S

    November 15, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    GAWD I hate those idiots that try to shove their religion down others throats!!

    • Jazz Poco

      November 16, 2013 at 12:19 am

      Me too! And it usually starts in July with the pre-Christmas sales. And then there are the carols and decorations and bell ringers in every store from now till Xmas!

      • G Hinson White

        November 20, 2013 at 4:14 am

        Ya know, I can truthfully say that in my 72 years, I’ve never had anyone try to ‘shove their religion down my throat.” I’ve had many well meaning individuals ask if they could show me why they felt I should believe as they do, but none were rude, none were intimidating and most were extremely courteous. This includes fundies, JWs, Mormons, SDA and others.

        On the other hand, I’ve seen posts by non-believers that were downright caustic toward believers. It’s as if not only did they not believe in a religion, they didn’t want anyone else to believe either.

        And how are Christmas sales ‘shoving religion…?” Actually, “Christmas sales” are the antithesis of Christmas for Christians. Christmas is not about buying/selling. It is a celebration of the birth of their Christ.

        For everyone else, it’s simply a cultural holiday. Many people who consider themselves non-religious, free thinkers, atheists, etc. etc. celebrate Christmas.

        Just a thought.

      • clevertitania

        December 2, 2013 at 10:19 pm

        G Hinson White – Sorry, but if you’ve never had someone do that to you, you’ve either lived in pretty progressive places, or you’ve got a small set of religious acquaintances. I’ve been called a ‘Satan worshipper’ by a relative – a close one at that. I’ve been told that I’m going to burn in hell for daring to even support rights for the LGBT community, or questioning the Pope’s right to dictate the social causes of nuns. I’ve had people whom I’d called friends, whom I’d helped and aided when they really needed it, cut me out when they found out I didn’t believe in their god. These aren’t inventions, they’re reality.

        Also, you’ve clearly never seen The 700 Club, or read any literature coming out of these churches. They aren’t just sharing, MANY are shoving. Go watch Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames sometime – I was subjected to this with no warning, no regard for my personal beliefs, and in the presence of children! And worse yet, they attempt to shove into places they absolutely do not belong, like religious displays in front of government facilities and dictating legislation based on biblical morality that is NOT shared by all.

        What exactly do you think Fred Phelps is doing at those funerals?

        And yes, most non-believers don’t want people to believe. Of course we do, how could we NOT feel that way? Belief can be used in horrible ways, to justify horrifying acts – just ask Catholic altar boys, and the kids being blown up in Holy Wars. But mostly we want them to think and reason for themselves, and stop allowing a 2000 year old book tell them how to treat people.

        As for the Christmas holiday season – if your argument were true, then the guys at Faux News wouldn’t declare there are wars against Christmas, anytime someone attacks the commercialism or dominating symbolism of the holiday – especially the fact that it’s now invading a full 2.5 months of the year.

  11. Kris Kopsaftis

    November 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    And listening to the Best of The Best soundtrack so he’s also awesome!

  12. Terry

    November 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I think you might be right, Mary. He doesn’t know who they are. Sad , mean way of life that guy leads.

    • Ian Bakke

      November 19, 2013 at 12:05 am

      Im lost, why is what he did “sad” and “mean”? Ignorant much?

  13. Evelyn McHugh

    November 15, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I just tell them I am a Buddhist (I am), Works every time. Sometimes they ask me to explain, and I do. As long as they aren’t rude. But how sad it is to say you are gay makes them leave like you threatened to give a communicable disease to them.

  14. Steve Piper

    November 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Dead State: how true.

  15. Ethereal Blue Sun

    November 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    or you can do like my dad.. the followed him in the garage and he closed it and went in the house.. they were screaming in the dark and he laughed!…..my mother was livid! it was funny.. when he hit the garage opener they shot out like bullets! and they never cm back to our house EVER! that was 30 years ago!

    • Michelle Heeter

      November 16, 2013 at 6:57 am

      Oooooohhh, that was mean. (giggle)

    • Cactus Wren

      November 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      Sorry, in the real world that’s called “unlawful detainder” and it’s a felony.

      • Selina Grissom (@LilRdVet2)

        November 18, 2013 at 5:16 am

        Exactly!…kidnapping by another name…

      • lordbrucegiles

        November 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm

        And what they did was trespassing. Not to mention that you would never prove that he didn’t realize they walked in after him.

      • G Hinson White

        November 20, 2013 at 4:16 am

        Was going to say the same thing.

  16. Bobbie Jo Justice

    November 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I just say I don’t believe in b.s. religious fairy tales, and that usually leaves them speechless.

  17. Doug

    November 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    In the beginning, she asked “Is anyone home?” in Korean. It was obviously just the wrong address because she expected a Korean woman to be living there.

  18. John Tucker

    November 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I see nothing wrong with being rude to people who violate your privacy by asking about your religion and trying to convert you to theirs. When someone incessantly knocks and peaks in my windows until I answer the door, only to tell me that my belief system is wrong and I will burn in hell unless I do as they say, I see no reason to show leniency and kindness in return.

    • Robert King

      November 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      You might could use an education. Jehovah’s Witnesses come to your door to explain to you, among other things, there there is no such place as a burning hell.

      • Amy

        March 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm

        Let me give you a piece of advice. When telling people they should use an education, please don’t say “might could use”. It just makes you look ignorant.

    • G Hinson White

      November 20, 2013 at 4:20 am

      Playing devils advocate here: what if your house was on fire. Would you want them to incessantly knock and look in the windows till you answered?

      If the answer is yes, then you are only concerned if someone is doing something that YOU feel is in your best interest.

      Once you understand that these people feel that what they are doing is in YOUR best interest also, then you see that it’s not rude, just misguided and a simple “Sorry, not interested” will suffice.

    • G Hinson White

      November 20, 2013 at 4:24 am

      Robert; I have found that many if not most who are against those who have a religion are hopefully ignorant of most religions. While there are some non-believers who are conversant in a given religion (most likely Christian) they are few and far between.

      • T. Wakeham

        March 1, 2014 at 10:09 pm

        Funny, atheists scored better in the Pew Religious Knowledge than almost all people who had a religion.
        We tend to not only be more knowledgeable about religion in general but often surpass the knowledgeableness of believers in their own specific religions.
        http://pewforum.org/Other-Beliefs-and-Practices/U-S-Religious-Knowledge-Survey.aspx

        I actually was raised in a JW family however, like approximately two-thirds of children who are, I didn’t join their religion (by means of baptism) upon reaching the typical age. I did briefly examine other Christian sects, but the JWs are quite insightful about the deficiencies and inconsistencies in the doctrines and dogmas of the rest of Christianity – even if they obstinantly refuse to apply that critical scepticism to their own teachings/interpretations – and I even briefly dabbled at Deism and Buddhism. I have become moderately educated about the basics of Islam as well, on the basis that it makes sense to understand something when discussing it.

        It’s not ignorance but familiarity which has bred my contempt for religion. Every day I see horrible injustices which had they NOT been perpetrated in the name of religion (or by religious individuals/leaders) which would be soundly condemned. However religious people stay quiet, they condone or at least fail to condemn (and there’s so little difference between those two) and the injustice remains and is repeated. If a parent let their child die of treatable illness WITHOUT saying it was because of their faith there’d be no doubt they were a monster, I deeply detest how religion as an idea excuses such a person otherwise or that it causes people to accept such excuses.

        There is so little good religion does (that religion alone can do and that no irreligious or non-religious drive, movement, impulse or organisation could do) to outweigh the massive harm it does.

  19. Bob Dobbs

    November 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Playing The Tubes would drive me away…

  20. Fee

    November 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I once told JWs at my door that I was a molecular biologist and they then left me alone…even took back the copy of the Watchtower that they handed to me.

    • T. Wakeham

      March 1, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Their Watchtower and Awake magazines, when they do cover the evolution/creationism aspect of their doctrine, are TERRIBLE.

      It’s a litany of fallacious rhetoric like ‘Some say’ (Appeal to Ass-Pull), ‘How could anyone believe’ (Incredulity), ‘It’s so unlikely’ (No actual statistic), ‘Scientist so and so said’ (Quote-mine), ‘But consider what the Bible has to say’ (Appeal to false authority).

      The first paragraph ALWAYS describes evolution to be, in some variation, ‘random’, ‘chance’, ‘accident’, ‘mistake’, ‘coincidence’, ‘improbable’, ‘from nothing’.

      I actually was raised in a JW family and this propaganda style misrepresentation was shovelled into my head for years before I immunised myself with education.

      During the brief time they tried to ‘dissuade’ me from questioning their creationism doctrine it didn’t take long for me to realise they HATE debating it. They rely on the acceptance of the people deferring to the Bible as an authority on OTHER things to get them to accept creationism.

      At the idea of validating their criticisms of evolution in an actual evidence-based capacity… they quickly gave up.

      Telling them you were a micro-biologist was like inviting them to get their asskicked in a battle of wits and they knew it.

  21. zeromus3

    November 15, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I let them know I’m an atheist and will converse with them honestly. They never come back.

  22. Chris Baker

    November 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Meh. Really…. meh.

  23. Kelly Kc Clements

    November 15, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Those weren’t Jehovah’s Witnesses, they were Moonies.

  24. Lex

    November 16, 2013 at 1:18 am

    How was this video leaked? Did the man intentionally submit his home security footage to someone online? Why does everyone assume that this man is not actually gay? How are we to believe that these two Asian women are Jehovah’s Witnesses? I cannot make out the audio of the conversation.

    Maybe these half-assed news sources should do a little more homework before going viral with this kind of thing. This video does not seem authentic without knowing who the source is. I see propaganda similar to this on right-wing websites which is exactly why i dislike the Tea Party. They are ignorant and easily manipulated by things that actually don’t exist. Now it appears the left-wing may be guilty of the same mistakes.

    Think people, don’t just assume because a video is titled it is automatically genuine. If this is truly a “straight man pretending to be gay” for the sake of “rejecting Jehovah’s witnesses” that’s fine, but don’t just automatically presume everything you see online is sincere. Especially when it pertains to religion!

    • Rich Parker

      November 20, 2013 at 2:47 am

      We’ll it is my video and I posted it to my Facebook. Yes I am gay, and I am legally married to my husband. His last name is Lee. Common name in Korea. And one more thing both women had watchtower pamphlet.

      • mom2boysbh

        December 2, 2013 at 5:24 am

        Thanks for clearing that all up! 🙂

      • AnAtheist

        December 2, 2013 at 8:16 am

        Why was the camera set up? This whole thing seemed staged. Granted, I do believe that response could work with some people, it wouldn’t work with all, some might feel that “You could be saved” because they truly are good people but can’t see outside of their indoctrinated bubble.

    • Laura

      December 2, 2013 at 12:03 pm

      Exactly! To me it is quite obvious that these 2 ladies were in fact NOT witnesses but actually 2 ladies looking for a Korean woman.

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  26. StevenLeeDouglasWV

    November 16, 2013 at 2:50 am

    We have NO Soliciting signs at the entrance to our streets and yet the elders of neighboring churches still come. I just tell them “I’m Jewish.” They smile at me like idiots and nod and leave. (Ah the Chosen People. We best leave now…)

  27. Comte de Dirac

    November 17, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Well, they, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, were certainty polite about it all . . .

  28. Doobie Brothers

    November 17, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Nothing learned here. Waste of my time. Derp to the poster.

  29. Hadassah DeJack

    November 18, 2013 at 5:27 am

    i tell them i am jewish (i am). it usually works unless some genius thinks that i said i am a moron rather than jewish and asks if i was aware that jesus was jewish. like i never heard THAT before.

  30. Erika

    November 18, 2013 at 5:40 am

    My ex boyfriend would intentionally answer the door completely naked when the Mormons knocked. It was hilarious to see their reactions!

  31. Deus Diabolus Est

    November 18, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I just tell them that I am a Theistic Satanist (which I am). Most either are just confused by the term or scared away (no need to be because there isn’t anything to be scared of). Shows the weakness of their religion!

  32. Brent Miller

    November 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm

  33. Father Guido

    December 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    The only time I’d ever had snake handlers come to the door with pamphlets and Jesus on their minds was back in college. I answered the door, the two kids began their rap and one of my housemates stuck his head out before I could say anything and offered one of the kids a toke off a joint, “it’s really good shit man, you ought to try some”.

    The look of shock on their faces was priceless… they turned around speechless and walked away.

  34. Dan Patterson

    December 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    A woman i knew said all you had to do was tell a Jehovah’s Witness that you used to be one and they can’t away from you fast enough. And it worked. Because they are forbidden to even talk to former members.

    • T. Wakeham

      March 1, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Nothing makes it clearer that their religion has cult-like leanings than the fact it relies on ostracism and shunning to protect the BELIEF. Not the people.

      They suggest its because people who ‘gave into worldly temptations’ would bring such distractions into their congregations. But if worldliness were a reason to avoid association with people then you’d have to dissociate from all non-believers as well.

      The real danger that ex-members pose is that they might share the specific thoughts, realisations and experiences that made them leave the religion and possibly plant those seeds in the minds of friends and relatives still in the religion AND that they might plainly demonstrate (contrary to JW teachings) that its perfectly possible to be happy and fulfilled after abandoning ‘salvation’.

      Even more ridiculous is the further difference in how people like myself, children or siblings in a family of JWs, who didn’t join at all. When you get to be an adult they expect you to commit with baptism, if you do and then ‘welsh’ on it – then you get cut off. If on the other hand you adulthood means you choose to stop attending… then they don’t seem to care (so long as you aren’t actively challenging them).

      This is very symptomatic of a control methods. Teaching people to police themselves, to prevent exposure to sources of possible doubt – even at the cost of split family units up.

  35. Diane

    December 16, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Only twice have people pushing their delusion come to my door. I tell them that they may deposit their bibles in the trash can around the corner and close the door.

  36. stillkicking

    February 9, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    its been a long time since I clicked thru a website as hostile, vindictive, arrogant and negative as this one. the response postings, many called “brilliant” are so blatantly anti everything without shedding a shred of insight, fact or science are horrific. the postings for this tiny video are beyond offensive. anti Christian, anti conservative. remember Rodney King, God rest his soul. “can’t we all just get along.” sure, right after I spew some vitriol at someone I disagree with. all one has to do with a JW is say, no thank you. now, wasn’t that easy? is it so hard to be kind anymore?

    • G. Hinson White

      February 10, 2014 at 2:06 am

      clevertitania, I didn’t see a reply link under your post so I’ll reply here and hope you see it. Here we go, point by point:

      >>Sorry, but if you’ve never had someone do that to you, you’ve either lived in pretty progressive places, or you’ve got a small set of religious acquaintances. <>I’ve been called a ‘Satan worshipper’ by a relative – a close one at that. <>I’ve been told that I’m going to burn in hell for daring to even support rights for the LGBT community, or questioning the Pope’s right to dictate the social causes of nuns.<>I’ve had people whom I’d called friends, whom I’d helped and aided when they really needed it, cut me out when they found out I didn’t believe in their god. These aren’t inventions, they’re reality.<>Also, you’ve clearly never seen The 700 Club, or read any literature coming out of these churches? They aren’t just sharing, MANY are shoving.<>Go watch Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames sometime – I was subjected to this with no warning, no regard for my personal beliefs, and in the presence of children!<> And worse yet, they attempt to shove into places they absolutely do not belong, like religious displays in front of government facilities and dictating legislation based on biblical morality that is NOT shared by all.<>What exactly do you think Fred Phelps is doing at those funerals?<>And yes, most non-believers don’t want people to believe. Of course we do, how could we NOT feel that way? Belief can be used in horrible ways, to justify horrifying acts – just ask Catholic altar boys, and the kids being blown up in Holy Wars.<>But mostly we want them to think and reason for themselves, and stop allowing a 2000 year old book tell them how to treat people.<>As for the Christmas holiday season – if your argument were true, then the guys at Faux News wouldn’t declare there are wars against Christmas, anytime someone attacks the commercialism or dominating symbolism of the holiday – especially the fact that it’s now invading a full 2.5 months of the year.<<

      And finally, the most ridiculous statement of all. Let's see. CHRISTMAS, Christ Mas, Christ mass. A celebration of the birth of CHRIST! And you feel that Christians should not resent the decimation of their religious celebration? Personally, I don't fee Christmas should be a national holiday. It's a religious celebration so let those that follow that religion celebrate it. Same with all the other religious holidays. Let's see how well that sits with the shop keepers of non-Christian beliefs.

  37. Brother Rain

    March 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Arguing over which religion or not is knocking at the door is futile and irrelevant.

  38. Chip

    March 3, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    What G Hinson White said.

  39. boB

    July 25, 2014 at 4:22 am

    I just tell them I’m a Satanist. I’m not, but it sure makes them leave quick.

  40. Ekim

    July 25, 2014 at 4:46 am

    isn’t I’m gay 3 words?

  41. Janet Busby

    July 25, 2014 at 5:10 am

    I heard someone once said they were a nudist. Don’t know if it was a joke or not.

  42. BradDammit

    July 25, 2014 at 8:26 am

    You can also say “I’m disfellowshipped” (it means you were baptised but then did something wrong) Then they are required by their own dumb rules to cut all contact with you. My family are witnesses and most of them still won’t talk to me. I was forced to get baptised and then had a theological debate with all the elders of the congregation and when they had no answers to my points, they disfellowshipped me. Thank god. (Hehe.)

  43. Dean Davidson

    December 6, 2014 at 5:07 am

    I have a crazy Jack Russell Terrier that charges the front gate barking and rattling the gate. That seems to scare them off

  44. James Weaver

    December 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Put a no trespassing sign at the end of the sidewalk ………..then when they knock on the door a shotgun blast through said door would be so much more effective.

  45. Charlie Burrow

    December 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    “No thanks.” works for me. If they persist, then it’s “No thanks. Goodbye!”

  46. Kathleen Parks

    December 6, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I have never found the Jehovah’s Witnesses to be excessively intrusive. They are usually very respectful when you say you are not interested. I do have problems with a local Baptist Church who sends out missionaries into my neighborhood weekly. I finally had a very stern discussion with the pastor at that church about how I didn’t want solicitors at my home. He argued with me saying they were not soliciting (I have an MA in English) and so I explained that they were in fact doing so because by encouraging me to join their church I would, de facto, have to donate to it.

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